While searching for bigger and better things, Patrick Battaglia decided to quit his job as a foreman to build a concrete construction company from the ground up. Although the contractor is small, with only five employees, they are able to make a big impact.
Battaglia Foundations was founded 13 years ago with goals of maintaining a high level of quality and providing that personal touch to each of its customers.
Battaglia believes in working alongside his crew as a foreman at jobsites. Employees are rewarded with benefits, bonuses, and paid time off. “We have an in-house safety program as most companies do, but we also have a 0 mod rating from having had no claims in 13 years," says Battaglia. "Maintaining lower insurance costs is one way we keep our costs competitive.”
“I’ve learned from seeing other crews with more bodies that usually what you are getting is ‘bodies’ not workers,” says Battaglia.
At first, the contractor’s work was strictly residential, but now the work they do is 50% residential and 50% commercial. Their primary business focuses on poured foundations and slabs, but the contractor also does monolithic pours, rebar placement, acid staining, stamping, and ICF walls.
While expansion is always at the back of his mind, Battaglia is satisfied with how things are. He plans on having his oldest son take over the company when it is his time to call it a career.